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Meaning of GYPSY

Pronunciation:  'jipsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the Indic language of the Gypsies
  2. [n]  a member of a nomadic people originating in northern India and now living on all continents
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture; "Romani nomads"; "Romany folk songs"; "a Gypsy fortune-teller"

GYPSY is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: Bohemian, Gipsy, Romani, Romany, Romany, Romany, Rommany
 See Also: gitana, gitano, itinerant, Sanskrit, Sanskritic language



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gyp"sy\, n.; pl. {Gypsies}. [OE. Gypcyan, F. gyptien
    Egyptian, gypsy, L. Aegyptius. See {Egyptian}.] [Also spelled
    gipsy and gypsey.]
    1. One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally
       from India, entered Europe in 14th or 15th centry, and are
       now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain,
       England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling,
       horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. {Bohemian}, {Romany}.
             Like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose,
             Beguiled me to the very heart of loss. --Shak.
    2. The language used by the gypsies. --Shak.
    3. A dark-complexioned person. --Shak.
    4. A cunning or crafty person [Collog.] --Prior.
  2. \Gyp"sy\ a.
    Pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.
    {Gypsy hat}, a woman's or child's broad-brimmed hat, usually
       of straw or felt.
    {Gypsy winch}, a small winch, which may be operated by a
       crank, or by a ratchet and pawl through a lever working up
       and down.
  3. \Gyp"sy\, v. i.
    To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods. Mostly.
    {Gyp"sy*ing}, vb. n.
  4. \Gyp"sy\, or Gipsy moth \Gip"sy, moth\ .
    A tussock moth (Ocneria dispar) native of the Old World, but
    accidentally introduced into eastern Massachusetts about
    1869, where its caterpillars have done great damage to fruit,
    shade, and forest trees of many kinds. The male gypsy moth is
    yellowish brown, the female white, and larger than the male.
    In both sexes the wings are marked by dark lines and a dark
    lunule. The caterpillars, when full-grown, have a grayish
    mottled appearance, with blue tubercles on the anterior and
    red tubercles on the posterior part of the body, all giving
    rise to long yellow and black hairs. They usually pupate in
    July and the moth appears in August. The eggs are laid on
    tree trunks, rocks, etc., and hatch in the spring.
Computing Dictionary

Specification and verification of concurrent systems software. message passing using named mailboxes. Separately compilable units: routine (procedure, function, or process), type and constant definition, each with a list of access rights.

["Report on the Language Gypsy", A.L. Ambler et al, UT Austin ICSCS-CMP-1976-08-1].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a gypsy in your dream means your desire to roam freely without responsibility and obligation. Alternatively, this symbol may suggest your need to look toward the future.